Garlic-laden herb butter, often called snail butter is flavored with a little Pernod, slathered on mussels on the half shell, then broiled until the tops are brown-edged and golden. Although this recipe is somewhat involved, none of the steps are hard, and every except for the broiling can be done in advance. Save any leftover mussels and butter to toss with hot pasta for dinner the next day. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)
With a reduced balsamic vinegar, a little brown sugar here, some fresh rosemary there and a lot of roasted garlic as the base, this marinade for Lamb Loin Chops gets a fantastic spice from Birds Eye chilis and then gets caramelized on the grill for one lip smacking good, tasty dinner.